We see them all the time, videos of service men and women surprising their loved ones coming home. And I am sure you cry your eyes out (gets me every time), so when I saw this local hero surprise his family for Christmas the tears were full on.

Lance Corporal William Legg is severing our country right now overseas in the Marines. I have followed his journey from day one from enlisting, through boot camp, and now as a Lance Corporal. Not thinking he was going to make it home this year for Christmas, Will gave his family the best gift ever.

His mom's reaction is priceless and I am sure the best gift she ever received. Over the weekend I got to meet this young man as he help with a Toys for Tots event, and was pretty proud to shake his hand and thank him for his service.

To those men and women who serve our country thank you for your service, And from all of us to all of you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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